About Valentino Cucina Italiana
Valentino Cucina Italiana is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is owned by Chef Giovanni Rocchio. This fine dining Italian restaurant opened in its original location in 2006. Chef Giovanni Rocchio takes pride in challenging himself and increasing his knowledge to reach higher levels of cooking. Valentino Cucina Italiana uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients and provides consistent, remarkable dishes to its customers. In addition to serving only the most delicious dishes, Chef Giovanni Rocchio believes in providing guests with exceptional service and respectful hospitality, all vital elements of a luxurious restaurant operation.
The Ideal Valentino is what we strive for everyday.
It is a brass ring we long to capture helping us to better our last service. The Kitchen staff works toward excellence and consistency each day, perfecting the culinary elements of every dish from silky sauces to simple seasoning and clean stations, a collective nucleus of faultless talent.
Valentino is yours to enjoy. We trust you will recognize our dynamic and enjoy the creative preparations made especially for you by our thoughtful team of individuals who cook and serve. We welcome you to the spectacular comforts of this landmark where extraordinary quality endures and grandeur is common.
CHEF & STAFF
BOOK A PRIVATE EVENT
Plan your next business meeting or corporate gathering at Valentino. Celebrate a special occasion - anniversary or birthday. Party to your heart's content and discover plush privacy while dining under watchful, unobtrusive service. Call the Private Events Line and our planner will offer the appropriate basics to your every desire.
To book a private event, or to find out more about private events:
Call (954) 368-2965.
WHAT: Penfolds Winery Dinner with Special Guest, DLynn Proctor, named the “Best New Sommelier in
America” by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2008 and star of the hit documentary, SOMM.
Proctor will be featuring the iconic 2010 Penfolds Grange for supplemental pours. A 2-ounce pour
will be available for $50 and a 4-ounce pour for $100.
Tuesday, May 26th
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner
$195 per person plus tax and gratuity. Limited seating is available. Guests can book their seat by calling 954-523-5767.
Reception: Assorted passed hors d’oeuvres – Salt Cod Mousse, Sweet Onion, Wood Sorrell; Foie Gras, Fennel Pollen, Strawberries; Beet Macaroons, Whipped Goat Cheese
First Course: Chilled Melon Consume, Alaskan King Crab, Cucumber, Basil
Paired with Riesling, Bin 51, 2014
Second Course: Seared Scallop, Oxtail Ragu, Summer Succotash
Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407, 2012
Third Course: Garganelli, Duck Confit, Taggiosca Olives
Paired with Shiraz, Kalimna, Bin 28, 2011
Fourth Course: Prime NY Strip Loin, Roasted Shallots, Potatoes, Bordelaise
Paired with St Henri, 2011 / RWT, 2011
Dolce: Crème Brulee, Fig Compote
Paired with “Club” Porto NV
WHAT: Champagne Dinner
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1oth, 2015
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner
$225 per person (all inclusive). Limited seating is available. Guests can book their seat by calling 954-523-5767.
Reception: Moët Ice
Long Island fluke crudo, thyme, cantaloupe
Stone fruit, ricotta, saffron honey, almonds
Grilled watermelon, Lardo, black olives
1st course: Ruinart Rosé
Seared sea scallops, fava beans, garbanzos, tomatoes, basil, salsa verde
2nd Course: Veuve Clicquot 2004
Langoustine ravioli, saffron mussel reduction, zucchini blossoms
Main Course: Krug Grande Cuvée
Herb roasted guinea hen, celery root, broccoli rabe, cipollini onion
Dessert: Moët Nectar Rosé
Goat cheesecake, summer berries, thyme
Call (954) 523–5767 from 6am – 11pm daily, or book online with OpenTable.
Reservations and a credit card number are required for parties of 6 or more. A $25 per person fee will be charged for cancellations made within 24 hours prior to reservation.
Reservations & INQUIRIES
620 S Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
MON - THURS 6PM - 11PM
FRI AND SAT 6PM - 12AM
SUN - CLOSED
BAR OPEN 5PM
For your convenience, valet parking is available.